Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships

Each year the Department of Theology appoints a limited number of graduate assistants, normally for Ph.D. students. Assistantships include full tuition and fees, and a competitive multi-year stipend. Graduate assistants carry a full-time course load and fulfill requirements for their assistantships by completing work as a GA during coursework and as a Teaching Fellow during their third and fourth years of the program. All applicants for admission into the Ph.D. degree will automatically be reviewed as candidates for graduate assistant positions.

The Department of Theology also awards full and partial tuition scholarships to qualified applicants. These awards range from 1-9 credits tuition remission per semester and must be reapplied for on a yearly basis.

At their request, Ph.D. candidates may also be employed by the department on a part-time basis for teaching undergraduate courses.

Financial Assistance

Partial Tuition Discounts:

MA in theology students may apply for partial tuition assistance as follows. These discounts may be utilized for one degree at Duquesne University, and students must re-apply for them annually. Forms are available through the university Financial Aid Office, phone 412-396-6607.

50% Discount for Lay Ministers and Catholic School Teachers:

Lay ministers employed at least part-time in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, as well as Catholic school teachers in local dioceses, receive an automatic 50% tuition discount.

50% Discount for Clergy and Vowed Religious:

Ordained clergy of any denomination, and members of Catholic religious congregations, receive an automatic 50% tuition discount.

50% Discount for Students over age 60.